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Hermosa Village earns 2021 NAHB Best in American Living Award

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Hermosa Village earns 2021 NAHB Best in American Living Award

Hermosa Village, a 238-unit apartment complex in Leander, Texas, won top honors in this year's BALA competition in the low-rise multifamily rental category.

By Malcolm Crumbley, Associate Editor | March 15, 2022
Hermosa Village Exterior
Hermosa Village stands out in the category of "Multifamily Developments Up to 3-stories Rent."

Cadence McShane Construction Company has announced that its Hermosa Village Apartments received first place in this year's National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best in American Living Award, in the category of "Multifamily Developments Up to 3-stories for Rent."

The project was selected out of hundreds of BALA entries based on the criteria of exterior and interior design, efficient land use, site plan creativity, building plans, innovative material application, and the ability to meet the client needs.

Hermosa Village Exterior Design
The "farmhouse" design of Hermosa Village captured the attention of the BALA judges.

Hermosa Village, in Leander, Texas, was completed by Cadence McShane in 2020. The apartment complex features 238 garden-style units that are designed to resemble farmhouses.

Retort-style pool
The large retort-style pool is one of the many stand-out amenities of Hermosa Village.


  • Custom European cabinets 
  • Oversized walk-In closets
  • ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances
  • Quartz countertops
  • Private patios
  • Direct-access garages
  • LED lighting
  • Large retort-style pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor kitchen (four grills)
  • Bark park (Half acre)
  • Community farm
  • Herb garden

Hermosa Village is also a 100% electric vehicle–ready apartment complex, the first of its kind in Texas.

Uniquely designed
The community farm at Hermosa Village, which was constructed by Cadence McShane.


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